Bohemian Rhapsody

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Bohemian Rhapsody
Composer Freddie Mercury
Released 1975-10-31
Title Origin Official

Bohemian Rhapsody is a very successful song from the band Queen written by Freddie Mercury and released as the single on October 31th, 1975. Later it was included on the album "A Night at the Opera".

In the world of video games, it is best known for its use in the Wayne's World series of games.


Note: NES and DOS releases of Wayne's World don't contain this song.

Wayne's World (GEN)

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Arranger Peter Stone, Nick Eastridge
Released 1993-02-18
Length 1:44
Format VGM

This arrangement begins from the words "Bismillah, no we will not let you go! (Let him go!)" and ends with the guitar solo after the words "Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me...". Like the rest of the soundtrack, the music is played a half-tone lower than the SNES version.

Most listeners have criticized the arrangement for being poorly executed, as well as using organ sounds instead of guitars. Some have even claimed the arrangement is worse than the SNES version.

Although there are two people listed for music, it is most likely Nick Eastridge was responsible for the arrangement, as he mainly dealt with music arrangements, while Peter Stone mainly wrote original music.

Wayne's World (SNES)

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Arranger Peter Stone, Nick Eastridge
Released 1993-04-??
Length 0:31
Format SNSF

Like the Genesis version, the SNES version contains an arrangement by either Peter Stone and/or Nick Eastridge, and starts from the "Bismillah! No, we will not let you go." line, and ends after a few beats of the guitar outro. The song is played in its original key. However, there are many wrong notes, leading many listeners to criticize the arrangement.

AVGN has stated about this rendition: "All-time worst butchering of Bohemian Rhapsody."

Wayne's World (GB)

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Arranger Paul Wilkinson
Released 1993-11-??
Length 0:31
Format GBS

A decent arrangement of the song plays during the game's ending + credits. The song begins during the guitar riff after the "for me" repetitions, and loops back to the beginning after "just gotta get right outta here."

The song is played a half-step flat in D major.

Minecraft Note Block Studio (W32)

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Arranger Lucky Cobra
Released 2012-??-??
Length 5:31
Format NBS

Sheet Music

There are many arrangements of Bohemian Rhapsody, including a full transcription by Hal Leonard, found in their book The Best of Queen (Transcribed Scores). A more accurate transcription can be found in the book Queen - Greatest Hits (Off The Record). However, this book is out of print.


Although no game features lyrics, the original song had them (sung by Freddie Mercury).


Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.
Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see...


I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,
Because I'm easy come, easy go,
Little high, little low,
Any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, to me.

Mama, just killed a man, 
Put a gun against his head,
Pulled my trigger, now he's dead.
Mama, life had just begun,
But now I've gone and thrown it all away.
Mama, ooh!..
Didn't mean to make you cry,
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow,
Carry on, carry on.
As if nothing really matters.

Too late, my time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine, 
Body's aching all the time.

Goodbye, ev'rybody, I've got to go,
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.
Mama, ooh!... (Any way the wind blows) 
I don't want to die,
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.

I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright'ning me.
Galileo! - Galileo. - Galileo! Galileo figaro


I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me.


 He's just a poor boy from a poor family,

Spare him his life from this monstrosity.


Easy come, easy go, will you let me go...


Bismillah! No, we will not let you go.
Let him go! Bismillah! - We will not let you go.
Let him go! Bismillah! - We will not let you go.
Let me go! - Will not let you go.
Let me go! - Will not let you go. 
Let me go... Never, never, never, never go.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no!
Oh mama mia, mama mia - Mama mia, let me go.

Beelzebub has a devil put aside 
For me, for me, for me...


So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye!
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Ooh, baby, can't do this to me baby.
Just got to get out,
Just got to get right out of here

Oh yeah, oh yeah (many times)


Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see.
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters,
To me...

Any way the wind blows...